Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round. Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we go to an SSPX Mass and receive Communion?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We prefer to attend Ascension Day Mass on Ascension Day whenever possible. This year, we have 2 options – drive 2 hours later in the evening with 4 young children), or attend an SSPX chapel about … Continue reading

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Robert Mickens is exactly wrong about priestly vocations. Here’s why.

One of the worst of the hyper-liberal catholic publications, Commonweal, publishes a regular column by long-time Rome correspondent Robert Mickens. Many readers here will recall that Mickens loathes Benedict XVI.  He lost his job with The Tablet, the UK’s worst catholic … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 47 – EASTER SUNDAY: The Resurrection

Today is Easter Sunday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled season.. Today’s Roman Station, for the Mass during the day, is St. Mary Major.

Today you hear from the beautiful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, … Continue reading

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Fascinating exchanges over the meaning of ‘Amoris laetitia’ – Is some clarity emerging?

If you haven’t been following this, you might tune in. Pope Francis’ document Amoris laetitia has sparked sharp divisions and debates.  The sides have drawn up pretty much into two camps… well… three if you count the uninformed, which is pretty large. … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise. Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the … Continue reading

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Maltese Bp. Scicluna: The Church’s teachings on contraception has softened

UPDATE 10 April: A friend in Rome texted me that he had heard that Malta Today retracted the article about Scicluna.  I went to look at found this.  The story was still indexed, but you couldn’t reach it. ___ ORIGINALLY Published … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Deacon told by priest to let a layman take his role

From a deacon Could you please address the all too common occurrence where Deacons are asked (or told by the priest) to relinquish their liturgical role to a lay person? Case in point: I was told to allow the music … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 39 – Saturday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: Compromise with the world?

Today is Saturday in the 5th Week of Lent. It’s Passiontide.  The Roman Station is St. John at the Latin Gate. We are getting close. Holy Week begins tomorrow. GO TO CONFESSION!

Check out the fantastic disc from St. … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Since it is a Friday, the last of Lent, and also a 1st Friday, do please pray the Act of Reparation. Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially at … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s nutty over Card. Sarah’s address in Germany

Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) the “Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal catholicism”, Michael Sean Winters, had a nutty about Card. Sarah’s message to the Summorum Pontificum colloquium in Germany.  HERE He picked on the new ICEL translation a bit, blah … Continue reading

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A beautiful Catholic school

This is wonderful. Atonement Academy, is a classical, college preparatory school for grades pre-K through 12th. It is the parish school of Our Lady of the Atonement Parish and is located in San Antonio, TX. Yes, friends, it is still … Continue reading

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SSPX reaction to Pope Francis’ move on validity of marriages

In the wake of Pope Francis’ decision to have diocesan ordinaries see to validity of SSPX marriages (HERE) the SSPX issued a statement at their website (HERE) At first the SSPX communiqué rehashes what the Holy Father did.   Then… […] The Society … Continue reading

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Pope Francis provides for valid SSPX marriages

UPDATE 6 April: I want to make a point.  Specific marriages (that is, involving real people not theoretical cases) are assumed to be valid, unless they are declared by a tribunal not to have taken place at all.  Some marriage … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mortar board (cap) etiquette during academic Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is the appropriate etiquette for those wearing academic dress during an OF Baccalaureate Mass? I understand that academic dress is not in any sense equivalent to the priestly garments, be it liturgical vestments or choir … Continue reading

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